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WDTV 1 Forum Groups => ** Feature Requests ** => Topic started by: jayallan on April 16, 2009, 07:38:03 PM

Title: READ THIS FIRST (Rules and Guidlines)
Post by: jayallan on April 16, 2009, 07:38:03 PM
This is the other new section of the site.  Here is where our WD overlords can evaluate realistic feature requests.  Because this device can be used in so many different configurations, we as a community can share our unique needs and all benefit.

As it is in our best interest to give Western Digital the correct information which will likely lead to an improved product,
we are setting a few rules for this section of the forum.

A) All topics must include the word "REQ" followed by the subject. Include your firmware version so fixes can be cross referenced.  Conform to this SAMPLE >  "REQ v1.02.02 Chapter Support in MKVs"

                 Please search for your topic before adding a duplicate one.

B) Be specific.  Mention your connections and resolutions if relevant.

C) THE TITLE SHOULD BE VERY CLEAR WHAT YOUR SUBJECT IS.  

                              (not "I want a cool new feature..." but "3D Hologram image support for MDs" is good.)

D) Feel free to disagree but keep your comments polite and logical.

               (No comments like "WTF do you need flac for you loser, MP3s are just as good." BUT "flac files! Those are crazy HUGE" is just fine)

E) BE VOCAL!  If there is a thread you agree with then add a reply stating that.  Same with why you disagree.  Let WD know that by making a comment.

F) Feel free to start new threads here on ALL topics of Bugs or features regardless of whether they exist outside this new section of the forum.

Thanks guys!   :)
Title: Re: READ THIS FIRST (Rules and Guidlines)
Post by: Chip on April 22, 2009, 08:59:47 PM
I am not clear on the version number I should use in my request.  1.02.07 is the most recent firmware.  Should I use 07 (as in "as of 1.02.07, I would like this feature to be added") or 08 (as in "for 1.02.08 I would like this feature added")?
Title: Re: READ THIS FIRST (Rules and Guidlines)
Post by: Suggestologist on April 22, 2009, 10:30:36 PM
I am not clear on the version number I should use in my request.  1.02.07 is the most recent firmware.  Should I use 07 (as in "as of 1.02.07, I would like this feature to be added") or 08 (as in "for 1.02.08 I would like this feature added")?

Use the version that you are currently using, presumable 1.02.07
Title: Re: READ THIS FIRST (Rules and Guidlines)
Post by: Chip on April 22, 2009, 11:21:31 PM
Thank you for the clarification.
Title: Re: READ THIS FIRST (Rules and Guidlines)
Post by: fred_be9300 on May 02, 2009, 03:35:26 AM
maybe we could have a "graveyard / obsolete" subforum, to move all non-issues, duplicates & resolved issues.... so that the overview of actual issues is easier to view.

going even further, possibly, we could have an "incubation" subforum. Then, new threads would be posted only there... and threads with sufficient support can be moved to the main forum.
Although, if the graveyard idea works well enough, we might not need this one ;)
Title: Re: READ THIS FIRST (Rules and Guidlines)
Post by: jayallan on May 07, 2009, 12:08:25 PM
maybe we could have a "graveyard / obsolete" subforum, to move all non-issues, duplicates & resolved issues.... so that the overview of actual issues is easier to view.

going even further, possibly, we could have an "incubation" subforum. Then, new threads would be posted only there... and threads with sufficient support can be moved to the main forum.
Although, if the graveyard idea works well enough, we might not need this one ;)

Fred,

This idea has been put forth several times and I have not acted on it for several reasons.   Subforums I have found just confuse the front page even more. 
The very nature of a forum is that relevant topics always find their way to the top.  People can even "bump" topics they feel need more scrutiny. 

For SEO reasons I am also not a big fan of deleting a LOT of old posts.  There is also some archival (or at least entertainment) value to even the most idiotic questions. 

I don't like the incubation idea because I am trying to avoid a real hierarchy here and I want everyone to feel like they have a voice, even if they are begging for SuperBeta Hi-Fi support. :) 
Having an incubation area means that I have to have someone who is in essence editing or censoring what they feel is worthy of going into the main forum.

I am toying with the idea of an archive, but that would require someone to go through all the posts CONSTANTLY to determine what is current and relevant or not.  I do not have the time or the desire to put into a long term new project like that.   Running this site is work enough and although there are banners on the site It still does not cover the overhead.  :-\





Title: Re: READ THIS FIRST (Rules and Guidlines)
Post by: frayed on July 12, 2009, 02:25:43 PM
How about noting that a problem has been resolved?  For example at the end of the Gapless thread, when it gets fixed (when could be a while I fear) you could finally put "Resolved!" and close the thread?  No?
Title: Re: READ THIS FIRST (Rules and Guidlines)
Post by: jayallan on July 13, 2009, 10:02:19 AM
Threads that are resolved either drop out of sight or are not renewed with the new firmware changes.  AFAIK the system is working just fine as it is.  If there is a sufficient number of people that want to close resolved threads then we will do that.  So far only 2 people have even commented that they would like that :)
Title: Re: READ THIS FIRST (Rules and Guidlines)
Post by: frayed on July 13, 2009, 07:25:24 PM
Fair enough.  After the most recent update of firmware my lost of requests changed anyway. 
Title: Re: READ THIS FIRST (Rules and Guidlines)
Post by: jayallan on September 09, 2009, 11:12:22 PM
To the top!
Title: READ THIS FIRST Rules and Guidlines
Post by: Plemaib09 on November 30, 2009, 10:28:24 AM
New Idea:

Place a poll in each suggestion you make with this:

"is this a good suggestion?"
yes
no
i dont care

So FC can read this if the yes-meter is over 50